ERIC Number: ED073267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Education and Utilization of Allied Health Manpower.
American Medical Association, Chicago, IL.
The purposes of this report are: (1) to foster greater understanding and communication among physicians and allied professions as to the responsibilities, needs, and contributions to patient care made by each, and (2) to outline the dimensions of the challenge and describe steps that must be taken to facilitate the needed professional growth in all allied health fields. Recommendations made regarding the effort include: (1) The American Medical Association (AMA) should continue to support efforts to increase the number of allied health personnel and aid in the improved utilization of them, (2) The AMA should support innovations in teacher preparation for the allied health fields, (3) More efforts should be made to make the field attractive financially, (4) More effort should be made to expand health career opportunities for disadvantaged groups, (5) Studies of unresolved issues should be made, and (6) The role of the nurse should be expanded. (Author/SN)
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Authoring Institution: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL.